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Uncover the mysteries of outer space on an exhilarating visit to the Space Center Houston, the official visitor center for NASA’s Johnson Space Center. During your self-guided tour of one of Houston’s top attractions, ride a tram on an orientation tour of the Space Center; see enthralling exhibitions of full-size rockets and rock samples; and marvel at the real Apollo 17 space shuttle, which returned from the moon in 1972. A perk: Your tour also includes a complimentary 1.5-hour sightseeing open-top bus tour of Houston.


  • Space Center Houston admission with city sightseeing tour
  • See downtown Houston’s highlights on a city tour that travels by double-decker bus
  • Enjoy an informative 90-minute tram tour of Johnson Space Center, located next to Space Center Houston
  • Visit both the old and new Mission Control centers
  • Marvel at Apollo 17, which returned from the moon in 1972 with more than 240 pounds (109 kilos) of moon rocks
  • Examine a life-size replica of the Space Shuttle
  • Includes round-trip transport, map and orientation

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What You Can Expect

NASA's Space Center Houston and City Sightseeing Tour

The bottom of the powerful Saturn rocket, on display at the Space Center Houston.

Make your own way to a pickup point in downtown Houston and climb aboard a double-decker, open-top bus for a 90-minute sightseeing tour of the vibrant city. Cruise past landmarks like Hermann Park, City Hall and the renowned Museum District while listening to illuminating audio-commentary. 
Next, transfer to a comfortable coach and travel to Space Center Houston in style. Hear of how astronauts and scientists plan most of the rocket launches and programs for NASA at this incredible location, and then climb aboard a tram for a 90-minute tour of the Johnson Space Center. 
During the tour, watch NASA staff at work, see old and new Mission Control centers and be amazed by the Saturn V Rocket, the most powerful rocket ever built. Enjoy some leisurely free time to explore the exhibits in the Space Center Houston, opting to see Apollo 17 and a full-size replica of a space shuttle. Defy gravity in the interactive Living in Space gallery and revitalize with lunch in the NASA cafeteria if you wish (own expense). 
At a time prearranged with your guide, return to your comfortable vehicle for the journey back to Downtown Texas, where the tour concludes. 

Customer Reviews

Abimbola O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Out of this world... :- Very impressive, a must visit if you are ever in Houston.

Virginia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Our guide on the city tour did an excellent job - entertaining, good volume, and easy to hear and understand. NASA was an amazing place to visit and ranks right up there with our visits to Cape Canaveral and Sky City outside of Moscow. Children ages 10 and up can really appreciate it.

Teneisha D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

AMAZING!! The tour started out with a tour of Downtown Houston, and it's surrounding area for 90 minutes. Next, we were taken to the space center...which was the best part of the whole tour! I learned so much from the center, and would recommend this tour for all ages.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Very knowledgable tour guide on the city tour. Space centre was amazing too however the food there was terrible. Great trip though

Nathaniel M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great tour of the city's architecture and history, and the included ticket and ride to the space center is well worth it. The space center is FANATASTIC! Definitely do the tram tour I did the training center tour, though I'm sure both are really cool. Saw a talk by a former astronaut on the Discovery missions, and many other things. Despite knowing a lot about space and the program, I definitely learned some things and thoroughly enjoyed it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Nice trip, learn alot about NASA.

colin t

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

the both tours were really good and inforsemative . the directions for the pick up point were a bit confusing but otherwise a great day and value for money

Alyn P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016



5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

I loved this tour. The city tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Houston and was very funny. After the city tour we were sent on another shuttle and driven out to the space center and had approximately 4 hours to explore on our own. The driver then picked us up when he said he would and took us back into the city. It was coordinated very well.

Bruce G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Very friendly and knowlegable tour guides.

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